• Property Transfers June 25 to July 1

    BAR HARBOR Robert T. Davis Jr., Bar Harbor, to Robert T. Davis Jr., land with all improvements. Quitclaim Deed. Diane R. Hamlin, Topsham, and Elson Robbins, Pittston, to Elson Robbins, Elizabeth Robbins, and Nancy Sparrow, Pittston, Brian Robbins, Lewiston, and Timothy Robbins, Jefferson, as joint tenants, land with buildings. Quitclaim Deed. Edward B. Gilmore and

  • Maine State Police Log: Horse spooked by fireworks

    Maine State Police Log: Horse spooked by fireworks

    ELLSWORTH — Fireworks spooked a horse, which ran from a Hancock property down Route 1 to the Sullivan Bridge on Saturday, July 4. Maine State Police Trooper Jacob Ferland blocked the bridge with his cruiser and nearby citizens captured the horse before anyone was injured, police reported. The owner was contacted and retrieved the animal

  • Dedham teacher’s methods honored by Gulf of Maine Research Institute

    Dedham teacher’s methods honored by Gulf of Maine Research Institute

    DEDHAM — Like many of Maine’s students, Rhonda Tate’s eighth-graders are now on summer break. In fact, they’re no longer eighth-graders at all. Soon, they’ll enter the wider world of high school, filled with equal parts stress, opportunity and wonder. Thanks to Tate’s class, they may bring a little more from column C to their

  • A home for the hoe and trowel

    A home for the hoe and trowel

    Garden tools don’t just run away and hide, but often it seems that way. Where’s the trowel I was using before lunch? And the weed bucket? For that matter, where’s that phone? When you’re moving around the yard it’s easy to forget where you set something down in order to pick up something else. A

  • Saenz verdict renews focus on domestic violence

    Saenz verdict renews focus on domestic violence

    ELLSWORTH — After the guilty verdict was announced Monday morning in the Christopher Saenz murder case, Rebecca Hobbs, executive director of Next Step Domestic Violence Project in Ellsworth, said that her thoughts are with Hilary Saenz’s family and children. “It’s our job to think about the impact that this has on the family and Hilary’s

  • One woman taken to hospital after Bucksport Road crash

    One woman taken to hospital after Bucksport Road crash

    ELLSWORTH — One woman was taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on the Bucksport Road Monday morning. The woman’s name was not immediately available. Officer Bart Tokas said she had upper shoulder and lower neck pain, and said her injuries are not considered serious. The woman was taken from the scene by County

  • Guilty: Judge rules Saenz murdered his wife

    Guilty: Judge rules Saenz murdered his wife

    BANGOR — Christopher Saenz is guilty of the Christmas 2013 murder of his wife, Hilary Saenz. Justice Ann Murray issued the verdict Monday morning, over a month after closing arguments were heard in Saenz’s jury-waived trial at the Penobscot County Judicial Center. When issuing her ruling, Murray said, referring to Hilary, “Her body had no

  • On the Road Review: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    On the Road Review: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport gallery

    It may seem strange to think about this, yet Hyundai has only been selling cars in America for thirty years. The number seven selling brand, overall, in America, Hyundai has achieved mass success after meager beginnings. The brand has conquered doubters, increased market share, and followed a steady path of improvement, growth and viability in